Kane Tanaka

1903 - 2022

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Kane Tanaka (田中 カ子, Tanaka Kane, née Ōta (太田); 2 January 1903 – 19 April 2022) was a Japanese supercentenarian who, until her death at the age of 119 years and 107 days, was the world's oldest verified living person following the death of Chiyo Miyako on 22 July 2018. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kane Tanaka has received more than 4,656,844 page views. Her biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Kane Tanaka is the 531st most popular religious figure (down from 350th in 2019), the 64th most popular biography from Japan (down from 32nd in 2019) and the most popular Japanese Religious Figure.

Kane Tanaka is most famous for being the first Japanese wrestler to hold the prestigious IWGP Heavyweight Championship.

Memorability Metrics

  • 4.7M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 67.14

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 38

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.95

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.94

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Kane Tanakas by language

Over the past year Kane Tanaka has had the most page views in the with 322,360 views, followed by Japanese (170,353), and Russian (55,348). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Tumbuka (785.25%), Persian (380.03%), and Hebrew (126.70%)


Among religious figures, Kane Tanaka ranks 531 out of 3,187Before her are John Climacus, Ja'far ibn Abi Talib, Ibn Hazm, Pope Miltiades, James, brother of Jesus, and Vincent Ferrer. After her are Gregory Palamas, Mary of Egypt, Pope Agapetus I, Pope Stephen VI, Peter the Hermit, and Thích Nhất Hạnh.

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Among people born in 1903, Kane Tanaka ranks 18Before her are Fernandel, Yasujirō Ozu, Marguerite Yourcenar, Vladimir Horowitz, Adolf Butenandt, and Andrey Kolmogorov. After her are Jan Tinbergen, Anaïs Nin, Mustafa Barzani, Galeazzo Ciano, José Antonio Primo de Rivera, and Hugo Theorell. Among people deceased in 2022, Kane Tanaka ranks 25Before her are Vivienne Westwood, Yusuf al-Qaradawi, Robbie Coltrane, José Eduardo dos Santos, Francisco Gento, and Uwe Seeler. After her are Sidney Poitier, Dietrich Mateschitz, Thích Nhất Hạnh, Angela Lansbury, Lata Mangeshkar, and Peter Brook.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Kane Tanaka ranks 64 out of 6,245Before her are Liv Ullmann (1938), Junji Nishikawa (1907), Empress Michiko (1934), Mako (1933), Tsutomu Yamaguchi (1916), and Natsume Sōseki (1867). After her are Akechi Mitsuhide (1526), Tokugawa Yoshinobu (1837), Hideki Yukawa (1907), Kenzō Tange (1913), Fumio Kishida (1957), and Akira Toriyama (1955).


Among religious figures born in Japan, Kane Tanaka ranks 1After her are Dōgen (1200), Nichiren (1222), Benkei (1155), Paulo Miki (1564), Empress Meishō (1624), Abe no Seimei (921), Sen no Rikyū (1522), Yamamoto Tsunetomo (1659), Mikao Usui (1865), Dom Justo Takayama (1552), and Ikkyū (1394).